Retired 1st JDC Judge C.J. “Neal” Bolin, Jr. died Monday, July 2, 2007. After receiving his LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1951, he was in the private practice of law for six years before serving as Assistant District Attorney of Caddo Parish for 11 years. Bolin was first elected to the 1st JDC in 1968 and was unopposed in his reelection bids until his retirement from the bench in 1990. While on the bench he twice served as chief judge. He was a member of a number of professional and civic organizations including the Shreveport and Louisiana Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society and was a past member of the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.